Catalan Independence Leader Puigdemont to Europe: “I ask you to react”

1956 October 23 – November 10: Hungarian Revolution

1964 October 24: Zambia Independence Day

1955 October 26: Austrian National Day

1979 October 27: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Independence Day

1991 October 27: Turkmenistan Independence Day

1918 October 28: Independent Czechoslovak State Day

1923 October 29: Republic Day of Turkey

1981 November 1: Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day

1978 November 3: Dominica Independence Day

1903 November 3: Panama Independence Day

1953 November 9: Cambodia Independence Day

1975 November 11: Angola Independence Day

1918 November 11: National Independence Day in Poland

1965 November 11: Rhodesia Independence Day


Journalist reports death threats over Rwanda book

Pakistani forces abduct nine people including a well-known Baloch Human Rights activist

Russia after Putin’s speech began a new stage in the Russification of indigenous peoples

General Elections in Iceland bring a complicated political landscape

United Liberation Movement for West Papua appeal to New Zealand’s new prime minister

Elderly Among Thousands of Uyghurs Held in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps

Launch of ‘Friends of Uyghur’ Friendship Group in the European Parliament

Deadly ‘donations’, China’s organ harvesting program and nuclear radiation in Xinjiang

Dreams of independence persist in an interconnected world

City of broken promises: Is self-determination the only way left for Hong Kong?

Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law released from Hong Kong jail

Educators Try New Methods to Save American Indian Languages

Khalistan, anti-Sikh pogrom, and poetry of 1984

Galileo delivered to French Guiana

Australia rejects indigenous ‘voice’ in parliament

Guam: Feds Are Attacking a Program That Gives Indigenous People Land

Canada: indigenous population growing rapidly, languages surging: census

Two-thirds of Inuit can speak Inuktut, largely unchanged since 2011: StatsCan

After 2006, non-Arctic Inuit population grew dramatically

Wider Image: Mexico’s indigenous Muslims in Maya heartland

‘Barotseland won’t be part of Zambia’s independence celebrations’

Barotseland freedom fighters push for arbitration at UN agency

Native Hawaiians wage an ongoing battle to organize into a sovereign nation

The Case for Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani to step down

Revenge by red notice: how Azerbaijan targets its critics abroad

Moldovan President Igor Dodon Suspended by the Constitutional Court

Moldova Seeks Russian Troop Withdrawal from Transnistria

Dictator Xi vows to crack down on “separatists” in Tibet and beyond

Tibet has always been an independent country

Where The Truth Lies: Finland’s New Attempts At Sámi Reconciliation

Catalan Parliament declares independence

Catalan police chief sacked as Madrid takes steps to impose direct rule

Comparing Catalonia with Ireland or Kosovo

Former Slovenian president Kučan slams EU for inaction over Spanish violence in Catalonia

Puigdemont to Europe: “I ask you to react”

Greece is on track to exit its bailout plan but doubts over its future remain

Czech state to pay roughly CZK 450 million to buy out pig farm on Roma genocide site

New clash in the AU over Western Sahara

Morocco expels a Euro-parliamentary delegation from Western Sahara

Gdeim Izik Sahrawi political prisoners in Kenitra jail begin hunger strike of 48 hours

Malo ni! Welcome to Tokelauan Language Week

Welsh government plans minimum pricing for alcohol sales

Finland at 100, from a 7,000-tonne icebreaker

Finland does not fear Russia

Gender neutral traffic signs on the way in Finland

The ongoing plight of the Yazidis

The Unwanted: A Haunting Look at the Rohingya Who Escaped Ethnic Cleansing

Voluntary sterilisation planned for Rohingya refugees

Palestinian Authority & Hamas: Peace at last?

Does the Palestinian reconciliation deal make peace more likely?

Australian State Enacts Landmark Laws to Revive Aboriginal Languages

Who is who in the Kremlin proxy “Donetsk People’s Republic”

How Russia recruits Serbian mercenaries into the ranks of its fighters in Donbas

Ukrainian citizens turned into ‘foreign nationals’ in Russian-occupied Crimea

Over 92% of Ukrainian citizens consider themselves ethnic Ukrainians – survey

Imprisoned Crimean Tatar leaders Chiygoz and Umerov released by Russia, flown to Turkey

100 years and 100 million deaths later, Communism still has its converts. Why?

Kazakhstan to change from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet

Breathtaking Project Shows What Giving Birth Is Like for Indigenous Women Around the World

Jacinda Ardern sworn in as New Zealand PM, promising ’empathetic’ government

Māori MPs secure 18 ministerial portfolios

Māori attorney to represent California tribe

New Zealand to ban foreign buyers snapping up existing homes

Biafra: Bishop orders church members to embark on 40 days fasting for IPOB

Liechtenstein: Europe’s Richest Royal Gets Richer as Family Bank Lures Wealthy

New Caledonia march for automatic Kanak voter enrolment in next year’s independence referendum

Which other regions want to secede from Spain?

Sinn Féin MLA, Linda Dillon, to visit Basque Country to share experiences of Irish peace process

How Russia stands to profit from Austria’s new government

Brunei has lowest number of pollution-linked deaths

Saint Lucia to host conference geared towards eliminating mercury use

Waiting for the tide to turn: Kiribati’s fight for survival

Bashkirian Open Russia movement lawyer deprived of status for posts on social networks

Authorities in Abkhazia Strengthen Discriminatory Policies Against Ethnic-Georgian Population

Georgian gov’t creates state program to protect and develop Abkhazian language

São Tomé and Príncipe: paradise islands that tourism forgot

Turkmenistan’s Currency Slumps On Black Market Amid Economic Crisis

Turkmenistan dictator opens golf course – and quickly hits ‘hole in one’

Will political and security unrest deepen in Lesotho?

Dagestan: policeman sentenced to 13 years for mediating in hit ordered by ‘Kadyrov’s sworn brother’

Who Was Behind Third Attempt To Kill Popular Ingush Preacher?

When Women Rule: Kyrgyzstan’s youngest female MP puts bride kidnapping, attacks on women in spotlight

Migrant Women Workers and a ‘Lost Generation’ of Children in Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan Row: A Spat Between Friends Or A Parting Of Ways?

IMF calls on Croatia to speed up reforms

Huge marine reserve in Palau will protect rich tourists rather than fish

Namibia wants to regulate hotel disruptor Airbnb

Willies, ghillies and horny Highlanders: Scottish Gaelic writing has a filthy past

Nobel prize-winning economist makes the case for Scottish independence in the EU

Scotland’s social security service will lay the groundwork for independence, says Jeane Freeman MSP

Scottish Government ‘respects’ Catalan independence decision

Espinós praises Small States of Europe Karate Championships

Singapore Claims the Title of World’s Most Powerful Passport

Singapore Is Banning Additional Cars on Its Roads as the City-State Runs Out Of Space

Luxembourg has lowest share of female managers across EU

Gabon students angry at sex-for-grades pressure

Key Witness Identifies Russian Suspect In Funding Of Alleged Montenegro Coup Plot

As climate threats grow, Solomon Islands hunts “evergreen” solutions

Volcano Erupts In Solomon Islands’ Causing A Shower Of Ash

527 Millionaires In Fiji

Vanuatu Volcano Alert Passes, And Islanders Are Allowed To Return

Dennis Banks, Native American Activist And Wounded Knee Occupier, Dies At 80

El Salvador: The Youth Are the Ones Who Are Dying

Trans activist from El Salvador seeks refuge in Ireland

From 400,000 to 3 million: the future of Malta’s population

MEPs to visit Malta over rule of law concerns

Malta Proposes Rules for Cryptocurrency Investment Funds

United States invades Grenada, Oct. 25, 1983

A celebration of Grenada’s people

Grenada, the Caribbean Capital of Chocolate

After U.N. troubles, Haiti wary of new justice mission

Where Somaliland’s 2017 presidential candidates stand on key issues

Somaliland, Khatumo sign historic national unity deal

When Women Rule: El Alto’s first female mayor defies Bolivia’s old boys’ network

Gambia spies plead not guilty to murder of Jammeh opponent

PNG journalist death sparks anger over violence against women

We finally know the results of Papua New Guinea’s elections

Tajikistan Registers 367 Suspected Gays, Lesbians in Database

China-Russia Contest for Central Asia: Tajikistan

U.S. House passes sanctions on Iran-backed Hezbollah

Hezbollah says U.S. sanctions aim to stir unrest in Lebanon

Art exhibit in Lebanon takes on civil war’s old wounds

Balfour Declaration Promised Lebanon and Jordan to the Jews, Too

Benin’s ‘chicken king’ in fraud probe

Brexit drives Belgium to set up English-language commerce court

Tunisia’s Democracy: Between Economic Reform and Public Engagement

Tunisia to lay off 16,500 public sector workers in 2017 and 2018

EU prolongs sanctions against Burundi officials

Burundi rebel leaders ‘extradited from Tanzania’

Burundi Takes Steps to Extend President’s Rule as Crisis Deepens

Burundi becomes first nation to leave international criminal court

Hundreds gather to demand Guinea Bissau government resign

West African leaders plan shared currency by 2020

Ending child marriage in West and Central Africa could take 100 years, warns UNICEF

Slovakia a pro-European island in its region, PM says

World Youth Conference Coming To Belize

Human Trafficking: Can Belize Get To Tier Two?

Trinidad and Tobago heading to failed state

Chad gold mine clash leaves 10 dead

Explosion kills three Chadian U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali

Armenia, a campaign to end violence against children

Tufts Student Launches Dog-Therapy Program in Armenia

Jamaica shuns Inter-American Commission on Human Rights hearing

Rave no more: Serbia, 140 beats per minute

Is Jordan likely to change ‘sexist’ nationality law?

Election complaints overshadow Liberia presidential runoff

Liberia is one of the world’s worst places to learn. Here’s how that’s changing

In Hungary, Viktor Orban’s favorite mayor goes on a shopping spree

Orban calls for Hungarian spy agencies to probe ‘Soros empire’ of NGOs

Is Jordan likely to change ‘sexist’ nationality law?

Qatar ‘to introduce’ minimum wage as part of labor reforms

Tatarstan: ”Loss of the national language is the first step towards mankurtisation. We will lose Islam then”

The Bifurcated World of Eritrea’s ‘Caged’ Tyrant

Eritrea: UN expert urges world not to turn its back on people fleeing unending human rights abuses

In Central African Republic, UN chief warns of religious divide, seeks global solidarity to rebuild country

Central African Republic: Civilians Targeted as Violence Surges

3 killed as heavy rain, flooding hit southeast Bulgaria

Bulgaria is last in the EU on Internet Usage

India to open talks with all parties in disputed Jammu and Kashmir

Partition 70 years on: When tribal warriors invaded Kashmir

70 years of Jammu and Kashmir’s accession to India: Here’s what happened this day in 1947

‘Black day’ in Kashmir marks 1947 Indian army arrival

Swiss to represent Iran, Saudi interests after rivals broke ties

‘Swiss-made’ helped Switzerland weather currency storm

Adivasis in Andhra Odisha Border live in a state of constant fear

Honduras’s Drug War

Nicaragua To Join Paris Accord, Leaving U.S., Syria As Only Nonparticipants

Torrential rain in Nicaragua leaves five dead

East Timor bids to join Asean

Albania parliament lifts ex-minister’s immunity for drug trafficking probe

Communist Albania Saw Increased Abortions, Infant Mortality

Albania: the Balkans’ Biggest Believers in the ‘American Dream’

From Bhutan to Cambodia, early warning saves lives in floods

Mass Repressions In Belarus

Brexit has awoken the Welsh independence movement

Lithuanian court convicts man for public approval of Soviet crimes


First Scotland, Then Catalonia. And Now? Lombardy and Veneto Vote for More Autonomy

1991 October 18: Independence Day of Azerbaijan

1953 October 22: Laos Independence Day

1964 October 24: Zambia Independence Day

1955 October 26: Austrian National Day

1979 October 27: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Independence Day

1991 October 27: Turkmenistan Independence Day

1918 October 28: Independent Czechoslovak State Day

1923 October 29: Republic Day of Turkey

1981 November 1: Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day

1978 November 3: Dominica Independence Day

1903 November 3: Panama Independence Day

French Polynesia’s pro-independence unhappy with France at UN

Xinjiang: What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like

Catalan pro-independence grass-root leaders sent to prison on sedition charges

Slovenia will recognise independent Catalonia, says deputy leader of Slovenian SD party

24 Nobel Prize laureates call for “mediation and dialogue” between Catalonia and Spain

Spain to dismiss all Catalan government and limit Parliament powers

Spain to purge Catalonia police force of pro-independence officers

Catalonia’s ruling coalition committed to declaring independence this week

15 Smallest Countries in the World By Population and Land Area

Taiwan shows Southeast Asia how to resist Beijing bullying

New developments in China’s Tibet policy as Communist Party’s 19th Congress begins

Europe is Ours: A Manifesto

We’re going to talk to 10,000 young people about Welsh independence

Five people describe what the Welsh language means to them

Development Bank of Wales launches with £440m to back ambitious growth firms

The End of Coal Will Haunt the Navajo

Lithuania goes online with files local spies wrote for KGB

Ukrainian teen abducted by Russian FSB charged with school bomb plot, denied medical treatment

Russia hunts ‘organizers’ of Crimean Tatar solitary pickets against repression

Peoples Of Idel-Ural Come Together To Fight Putin’s Language And Nationality Policies

EBRD to lend $500m for Azerbaijan gas pipeline

Azerbaijan and Armenia meet over disputed territory

Frankfurt Book Fair ends, Georgia takes over as Guest of Honour

Brexit is now an ‘existential threat’ to Northern Ireland

Chechen mothers’ agony over fate of Islamic State daughters

Anti-Migrant Platform Drives Austrian Vote

Stop China Pakistan Economic Corridor, Baloch leaders to China

US should support independent Balochistan: American lawmaker

Bosnia and Herzegovina may never be clear of landmines

Israel approves settler housing in the heart of Hebron

Israel closes Palestinian media groups in West Bank

Detained Barotseland freedom fighter hospitalised

Jailed Kurdish leader keeps in touch with supporters through arts, literature

Kurdish people have won the moral argument — the world should embrace our independence

Hezbollah claims Kirkuk a victory over US, Israel

Kurdistan Regional Government offers to freeze outcome of independence referendum to begin dialogue

Finnish government pledges €200K to found conciliation committee on injustice toward Sámi people

Top int’l lawyers condemn Hong Kong’s jailing of democracy activists as ‘a serious threat to the rule of law’

Mainlandization: How the Communist Party works to control and assimilate Hong Kong

China ready to ‘defeat’ Taiwan independence: Xi

Curating the Present: The National Museum of the American Indian

Jobs and American Indian Sovereignty: The Challenge of Gaming

Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft

Australia indigenous poet subjected to student abuse

Hong Kong’s disappearing indigenous culture

Indigenous Community Judge Shot Dead as Colonial Violence Terrorizes Nicaragua

New UN envoy pays first visit to disputed Western Sahara

Duterte’s pro-China shift fractures anti-Beijing alliance in Southeast Asia

Tillerson raps China as ‘predatory’ rule breaker

Ex Kiwi calls for inclusion of Māori team in World Cup

Can a Thrash Metal Band Help Save the Maori Language?

French name wars: Brittany tells Paris to allow the ‘foreign’ letter ‘ñ’

Uncertainty remains over New Caledonia independence referendum roll

Marshall Islands trust fund defrauded of $1M

Spain’s stance on Catalonia causing ‘tension across the entire Spanish state,’ Basque lawmaker says

From the horror of Guernica to Clydeside exile and peace

Speaking Euskera: The Basque language surrounded by mystery

Tiny, and smart, Andorra

Faroe Islands Translate takes on the global giant at its own game

Former military chief in Lesotho charged with murder

The humble nut funding Vanuatu school fees

Vanuatu volcano: Ambae islanders to return to villages as Manaro settles

Safety Drill Prepares Solomon Islands Schools for Tsunamis

Montenegro A ‘Sweet Spot’ Of Untapped Oil, Gas In The Adriatic

Central African Republic children starve as aid workers flee fighting

War criminal or role model? It’s a thin line in Serbia

Russia pressures Serbia on status of controversial base

Mogadishu bombings kill ‘unprecedented number of civilians’

Slovenia Sets Green Vehicle Deadline of 2030

Eritrea country profile: Historic capital, powerful leader, migration headache

‘Prosperity diseases’ the next health challenge for Papua New Guinea

Plague ruled out in Seychelles but islands on guard

Ethiopia’s Oromo leader requests prison visitation as trial date is set

Ethiopia’s Parliament Speaker Resigns Over ‘Disrespect’ to Oromo People. Is the Balance of Power Shifting?

Ethiopia army banned from Oromia-Somali areas amid peace efforts

Mauritania cracks down on critical press after referendum

South Sudan: UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing

South Sudan commander on trial for rape, murder of aid workers found dead

Why reporting from South Sudan is so difficult — and critically needed

Vivid documentary at ImagineNATIVE captures Inuit whale hunt

Branded: How Inuit women in Montreal end up on the street — or dead

Learning their stories: Inuit youth come south to learn about life in the north

Tired of waiting on government, Indigenous groups to protect Quebec caribou on their own

Inventing a Vocabulary to Help Inuit People Talk About Climate Change

Rocket debris is a risk to Inuit food security

Branded: How Inuit women in Montreal end up on the street — or dead

Trump blames Cuba for mysterious attacks on US diplomats

Cuba unveils Jose Marti statue, a gift from Trump’s hometown

Two Macedonian Men Accused In Wiretap Scandal Arrested In Greece

Isle of Man Christmas stamps ‘reflect Manx history’

How Bahrain Is Aiming To Position Itself As A Regional Fintech Hub

Paraguay will ‘burn books’ which don’t promote ‘traditional gender ideology’

Meet the world’s first minister of artificial intelligence

Jailed Rwandan opposition figure accuses president

Tajikistan authorities draw up list of gay and lesbian citizens

Tajikistan’s Gold Rush

Why Investors Can’t Get Enough of Tajikistan’s Debt

Bulgaria Pushes for Clearer EU Membership Path for Western Balkans

Visit The World’s Only Carbon-Negative Country

Fiji to sell world’s first climate-change ‘green’ bonds

Kyrgyzstan: Presidential Election Produces First-Round Winner

Kyrgyzstan holds an election that was not a foregone conclusion

As Guinea residents’ Ebola knowledge improves, misconceptions linger

Dictator’s Games: a rare look inside Turkmenistan

How Close Is Turkmenistan To Instability?

Kuwait: Court Strikes Down Draconian DNA Law

Lebanon passes first budget since 2005

Lebanon issues death sentences in 1982 killing of president

Croatia issues arrest warrant for founder of country’s biggest company

A Maltese Journalist Who Reported on the Panama Papers Has Been Killed by a Car Bomb

One island, 2 worlds: the story of Haiti and the Dominican Republic

A New Chapter for the Disastrous United Nations Mission in Haiti?

Bahamas Ponders Capital Punishment in New Study

Social media is helping to expose police brutality in Belize

Catalan Independence: Only Belgium breaks ranks in EU unity with Madrid

Libya six years on: No regrets over Gaddafi’s demise

World Food Day: 350,000 people in Chad face starvation

‘An Unfinished Revolution’ review: shattering stereotypes of Adivasi-Maoist ties

The Baltic Way: Sedition, Propaganda and Discontent in Latvia

Somaliland election campaigns kick off with first ever presidential debate

What Kind of Leadership does Somaliland need?

Circassians prevented from attending jailed activist’s court hearing

A ‘Small Color Revolution’ Breaks Out Inside Russia Among Circassians

It turns out Guam is the bomb when it comes to tourism

First Scotland, Then Catalonia. And Now? Milan and Venice

Italian Regions of Lombardy and Veneto Vote for More Autonomy

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Will Fuel Albanian Growth

New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern signs coalition deal, names Winston Peters Deputy PM


Story of three independence referendums: Catalonia, Kurdistan, West Papua

1962 October 9: Uganda Independence Day

1970 October 10: Fiji Day

1492 October 12: Cities That Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day Instead of Columbus Day

1968 October 12: Equatorial Guinea Independence Day

October 14: Defender of Ukraine Day

1991 October 18: Independence Day of Azerbaijan

1953 October 22: Laos Independence Day

1964 October 24: Zambia Independence Day

1955 October 26: Austrian National Day

1979 October 27: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Independence Day

1991 October 27: Turkmenistan Independence Day

1918 October 28: Independent Czechoslovak State Day

1923 October 29: Republic Day of Turkey

“Pygmy” man pleads with Bronx Zoo organization after son is killed for conservation

Goulburn gets behind the Kisoro Project

Gwich’in prepare for another battle to stop drilling in caribou calving grounds

Canada will pay indigenous people nearly $600M over forced adoptions

Renowned indigenous leaders call for end to uncontacted ‘genocide’

Brazil’s National Indigenous Movement: resolute in times of crisis

Indigenous woman registers to run for Mexican presidency in 2018

Native Canadians Are Thriving … in the Suburbs

Trump’s Interior Head: If We Take Down Confederate Statues, American Indians Will Complain Next

Plight of Baloch population

New October 14 ‘Day of Defender of Ukraine’ holiday marks break with Soviet past

Crimea Isn’t the End of Russia’s Black Sea Ambitions

How Stalin Hid Ukraine’s Famine From the World

Who are the Europeans Demanding Russia Sanctions Be Lifted?

Jamala becomes UN Goodwill Ambassador against human trafficking

Russia fights civic activists & Crimean Tatar solidarity with terrorism charges

The Only Thing Catalonia and Crimea Have in Common Is the Letter C

Czech president proposes Ukraine sell Crimea

Russia abducts and ’arrests’ two Ukrainian border guards

Chilling disappearances and killings in Kremlin-backed ‘Luhansk republic’

What the Hurricane Maria migration will do to Puerto Rico — and the US

How one Sikh freedom fighter is helping political prisoners by committing himself to a hunger strike

Georgian-language schools disappear in South Ossetia: Russification or Expanding Opportunity?

Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova to create free trade zone

European Parliament Pressing For Ways To Bring Georgia, Ukraine, And Moldova Closer

EU appoints new special representative for South Caucasus

West Papua petition: Australia made a human rights promise that’s about to be tested

West Papua petition causes UN stir, but Papuans say demands still clear

West Papua: almost two million people calling for a vote on independence from Indonesia

Despite Common Threat in Beijing, Other South China Sea Rivals Still Spar Among Selves

Classmates beat girl, 10, in French primary school ‘for being Jewish’ but police keep it quiet for a week

US, Israel announce withdrawal from UN cultural agency UNESCO, cites anti-Israel bias

Greece remains the worst performing property market in the EU

Greece passes sex change law opposed by Orthodox Church

As Catalans call a referendum, we dare not risk China’s wrath in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, New Ways of Caving In to China

In Hong Kong, It’s the Fans Who Protest During the National Anthem

Skype’s Homeland Grapples With Dilemma of Robot as Legal Person

Estonia ‘first country in world able to function without physical land’

Czech election front-runner charged with subsidy fraud

Czech President, PM Clash Over Russia Sanctions For Crimea Annexation

Taiwan president pledges to defend freedoms despite China pressure

People want the Union flag to be removed from Welsh driving licences

Norway will pay their male and female football teams the same

PUK and KDP reject demands to cancel referendum result

Kurdish leadership invites Baghdad for ‘unconditional’ dialogue

Iraqi forces take Kirkuk, lower Kurdistan flag

Every nation needs a capital: how Erbil turned itself Kurdish

Iran Flexes Its Muscles After the Kurdish Referendum

It’s not independence, but Syria’s Kurds entrench self-rule

Time is running out for nonviolence — or Trump — to save Tibet

America Must Stand Up To China To Defend Human Rights In Tibet

‘Tibetan unity sends crucial message to China’ Pres on D’sala anniversary

Hong Kong under “One Country Two Systems” becomes the new Tibet?

How flags and emojis can be powerful symbols of independence movements

The Tibetan Spirit is Indomitable Despite Chinese Repression: His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Five-Fifty Forum

Road to Palestinian Statehood

Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah sign reconciliation agreement

Israeli, Palestinian women join peace march through desert

The long road towards Palestinian re-unification

Turf homes: Inside the grass-topped farmhouses that defined Iceland

Iceland Becomes The Smallest Country Ever To Qualify For A World Cup

World’s first “negative emissions” plant has begun operation—turning carbon dioxide into stone

Broadcasting the Thrill of the “Gooooooooal” in the Quechua Language

Rights of Rural Women Have Seen Uneven Progress in Latin America

Navajo Nation Code Talker David Patterson dies at 94

Fifth Curaçao Pride broke all records!

Curaçao’s 7th anniversary as an autonomous country in the Kingdom; is there really something to celebrate?

Is Puerto Rico Part of U.S.? That’s Complicated

Yezidi children rescued from ISIS pray for freedom for their families

Niue marine park to preserve ocean for future generations

Nigeria govt seeks international cooperation over Biafra terrorism tag

Keighley exhibition recalls Basque refugees who came to town in 1937

American Samoa joins US climate change Alliance

Former president Anote Tong compares Kiribati’s future to the sinking of the Titanic

Suriname making strides to fix macro weaknesses

Austria’s conservative ‘wunderwuzzi’ Sebastian Kurz likely to be Europe’s youngest leader at 31

#OromoProtests in Ethiopia take an unexpected turn

Kosovo just held its first official LGBT pride event and even the president turned up

Serbian PM: Kosovo major obstacle in EU talks

Investigative Journalist Beaten In Kosovo

Kosovo leader assails empty ‘promises’ of Western leaders

Catalan leader signs document declaring independence from Spain

Generalissimo Is Back: Catalan pro-independence grass-root leaders sent to prison on sedition charges

North Korea revives Guam threat ahead of US-South Korea drills

Palau to host ‘Our Oceans’ conference in 2020

Delay in deploying a peacekeeping force to Lesotho triggers fears of violence

Former Lesotho army chief arrested

Going to school? Unlikely if you’re a girl in South Sudan

South Sudan Oil Conference Fails to Draw Biggest Energy Firms

As South Sudan implodes, America reconsiders its support for the regime

YES Armenia Program Seeks Young Talent to Help Modernize Armenia’s Public Sector

Somaliland court jails journalist for 18 months

Somaliland Elections on Track for November

Somaliland delegation heads to Moscow for bilateral talks

Breaking taboos: Unwed mothers in Tunisia speak out

Togo bans marches hours after opposition announces one

Togo bishop condemns ‘indiscriminate brutality’ by security forces

Felling Namibia’s Ancient Giants

Jamie Harron and other bizarre arrests in the United Arab Emirates

UAE Stops Issuing Visas for North Korean Laborers

Kuwait’s plans for mandatory DNA database have been cancelled

Seychelles reports plague case linked to Madagascar outbreak

Bolivia: President Evo Morales’ bid to extend term limits sparks mass protest

Pacific:Tuvalu proposes climate change insurance facility

Photographer captures incredible images of everyday life in Kashmir

Freudian slip?: Indian education board ‘recognises’ Kashmir as separate country

UN human rights high commissioner warns of “endemic” violations in Libya migrants’ centres

Weah to face Boakai in Liberia presidential runoff

Botswana finds anthrax outbreak after spate of hippo deaths

Botswana Trans Man’s ID Should Reflect His Gender Identity, Court Rules

Andorra: small European nation becomes a “living lab” for urban innovation researchers

Bahamas Has a Plastic Problem, and This Woman Is Out to Fix It

Bahamas ‘Riding Behind Competitors’ In Financial Services

Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

Likely successor to Cuba’s Castro rejects U.S. demands for change

Millions of dollars in gold end up in Switzerland’s sewers every year

Why Is Switzerland Bullish on Cryptocurrencies?

Maldives hotel unveils ‘world’s first Instagram Butler’

Mauritius: World Food Day 2017 – Invest in Food Security and Rural Development

EU To Start Negotiations On New Political Deal With Kyrgyzstan After Election

Q&A: Kyrgyzstan’s President on Democracy, Islam, and Being Friends with Putin

Will #Kyrgyzstan democracy pass its next test?

Kyrgyzstan’s ‘Revolution Bulldozer’ Bows Out Of Politics

Stakes in Presidential Elections Extend Beyond Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan: Dirty Election, Vibrant Electorate

Moscow Bribes Bishkek to Stop Kyrgyzstan From Changing to Latin Alphabet

Life-saving lyrics fill the airwaves in Sierra Leone

“No more beatings”: Sierra Leone’s husband schools take on domestic violence

Sierra Leone – our democracy, our only power – make it work

Sierra Leone News: Inclusive Education is not an option in Sierra Leone

A New Cabinet for Mongolia

Mongolia to boost wind capacity amid regional super grid hopes

After nearly 14 years, blue-helmet U.N. peacekeepers leave Haiti with an unclear future

After The Earthquake, How One Man Rebuilt Golf In Haiti By Hand

Death toll exceeds 30 as wild fires rage in Portugal

East Timor contributes most to fund to rebuild after Portugal fires

St Maarten/St Martin, Anguilla and St Barths have slow recovery after Irma

Here’s Where Some Of The Hurricane Impacted Caribbean Nations Stand Today

Armando Calderon Sol, first president to lead El Salvador after its civil war, dies at 69

Central African Republic could be on the brink of a bloodbath

Macedonia Sees Opportunity To Get Closer To EU Membership In Coming Year

In Macedonia, Memories of a Crackdown on the Ajvar Culinary Tradition Remain Fresh

Turkmenistan’s Council of Elders To Be Transformed Into People’s Council

Vladimir Putin gets puppy for birthday from Turkmenistan’s president

Crime costing Jamaica $68 billion per year

Albania’s Economy Booms Despite Political Infighting

Uruguay’s 1st transgender senator seated, vows protections

Circassians protesting against jailing of remembrance day organizer

Small Island Developing States in Crisis

In order to rebuild after a hurricane Dominica to waive taxes on importation of food, construction materials

Four Nations Meet to Resume Stalled Afghan Peace Talks in Oman

Mother of Rwandan president’s challenger tells court of torture

Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within

80 Years On, Dominicans And Haitians Revisit Painful Memories Of Parsley Massacre

Elaine C Smith: It’s time for the tough questions and bridge-building that will take Scotland to independence

Big names set for major Scottish Independence Convention event 4 November

Barotse National Freedom Alliance to report abuses against Barotse at the UN’s High Commission for Human Rights during Zambia’s Universal Periodic Review

This is why Wales is called Wales

People want the Union flag to be removed from Welsh driving licences

Welsh language heartlands ‘need vibrant economy’

EU ‘Ready to Welcome’ Belarus President to Eastern Partnership Meeting

Scenario of Russia’s Zapad drills was oriented towards aggression, not defense

Icelandic ex-minister criticizes Baltic states’ position on Catalonia


Hidden Ballot Boxes: Decolonisation Committee rejects West Papua independence petition , Catalonia could declare independence on Monday

2016 October 1: Oromo: Irrecha Festival Deaths

1958 October 2: Guinea Independence Day

1932 October 3: Iraq Independence Day

1966 October 4: Lesotho Independence Day

1991 October 8: Croatia Independence Day

1962 October 9: Uganda Independence Day

1970 October 10: Fiji Day

1968 October 12: Equatorial Guinea Independence Day

1991 October 18: Independence Day of Azerbaijan

1953 October 22: Laos Independence Day

Kosovo: Domestic Entrepreneurship and Help From the Diaspora

Kosovo Not Ready for Border Demarcation With Montenegro

“Bosnia won’t even consider recognizing Kosovo”

Kosovo Businesses Say Serbia is Blocking Free Trade

Kosovo does not meet priorities agreed with the EU

Chechen War Moves to Ukraine—And So Does a Wave of Criminal Violence

Russian activist urges EU to probe Chechnya gay abuses

Council Of Europe’s Rights Chief Decries Abuses, Says Russia ‘Only Country Not Cooperating’

New Rift Opens in Czech Elections Over Cheap Foreign Labor

Czexit next? Brussels set for collision course as anti-EU party looks to take power

Irish abortion law: Tens of thousands march in Dublin

What would an Irish language act cost ? And what might the legislation contain?

Basque visitor to Belfast voices concern over Catalonia

Basque in the glory: following Catalonia’s referendum, Sofia Weiss discusses her identity

Catalonia independence: Spain faces IMMINENT DESTRUCTION as Basques given hope for EXIT

Local educator pens historical novel about Saami

Ante portas: Radical Islam in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kurds vote overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Iraq

The reverberations of the Kurdish referendum

Iraqi Kurds face airway isolation after independence vote

Hezbollah says Kurdish vote a step toward wider Mideast partition

Kurdish court approves result of independence referendum

Iraq officially demands Turkey, Iran deal exclusively with Baghdad on oil, borders

Norwegian TV Series ‘Occupied’ Hints At U.S. Leaving NATO, And Russia Invading

Moldova’s pro-Russian president warns country’s pro-Western government against impeaching him

Moldovan official says joining EU is key priority

Russia refuses to withdraw troops from Transnistria, declares itself “guarantor of stability”

Columbus Day? Indigenous people march for Indigenous Peoples Day

Hawaii approves telescope on volcano sacred to indigenous people

New Canadians will have to swear to observe treaties with Indigenous people

Indigenous tribes fronting for patent trolls sue Apple

Canadian Indigenous leaders travel to see Ecuador environmental disaster

Tata Genaro Ramírez: The Farmer Who Revived the Nawat Language in El Salvador

Tribal Head Who Led Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Voted Out

Town seal of pioneer ‘choking’ Native American finally changed

Years spent on the reservation inspire a book of updated traditional Navajo stories

Most countries have given up their colonies. Why hasn’t America?

Catalonia crisis: Crowds urge dialogue to break independence deadlock

Spanish court opens sedition probe of Catalonia officials for independence bid

What happened with Catalonia’s vote for independence — and what’s next

Catalonia independence declaration looms as leaders defy Spanish King

Catalonia could declare independence on Monday

Hidden ballot boxes, encrypted texts: How Catalans staged their referendum

If Catalonia goes independent, these places could be next

Eyeing more independence in the EU

Republic of Abkhazia Supports Catalonia

United Nations refuses to accept West Papua independence petition

French Polynesian leaders address UN decolonisation committee

Guam petitioners urge U.N. to make U.S. cooperate on path to self-determination

New Caledonia addresses UN decolonisation committee as independence referendum nears

Former French PM Valls eager to advance New Caledonia process

New Caledonia enters second month without government

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Six Uyghur Students on Return From Turkey

Chinese Police Order Xinjiang’s Muslims to Hand in All Copies of The Quran

Re-Education Camps in Two Xinjiang Counties Hold Thousands of Uyghurs: Officials

Chinese govt continues violation of religious freedom in Tibet

China Plans To Renovate Dalai Lama’s Iconic Potala Palace In Tibet

Tibetan Nomads Forced to Beg After Being Evicted From Their Homes

Tibetan Woman Wins As 1 Of 5 Global Animal Rights Superheroes

UN member states raise the grim human rights situation in Tibet

How Holodomor that killed millions remained a secret for decades

US representative for Ukraine Volker: there is no doubt about the presence of Russian military in the Donbas

Four Crimean Tatars detained in new wave of religious persecution

Ukrainian prosecutor refuses to investigate police inaction during shocking anti-Roma pogrom

Catalonia is (not) Crimea. The differences and commonalities of two referendums

China says Taiwan not a country, Taiwan says China needs reality check

Taiwan’s new premier affirms support for island’s independence, China warns against such move

Lessons For Taiwan From The Catalan And Kurdish Referendums?

Stopping the spin from Azerbaijan’s very special laundromat

Dozens of people rounded up and thrown in prison just for being gay in Azerbaijan

Aboriginal people make up one-third of Metro Vancouver’s homeles

Aboriginal Parents Feel “An Overwhelming Sense Of Powerlessness” In Struggles With Child Protection System

Aboriginal massacre sites uncovered in first forensic science study

‘Our culture is still strong’ : Parrtjima light festival

‘Historical’ speech Prime Minister Curaçao during Gay Pride

Curacao the Singapore of the Caribbean?

For Malians in Mauritanian desert, going home is a mirage

Europe’s ‘e-believers’ brave skepticism in Estonia

European digital ministers sign Tallinn Declaration on e-Government

Nadia Murad among possible contenders for 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

CEU launches Romani Studies Program

Israel seals off West Bank and Gaza as Sukkot begins

Israel destroys Bedouin village for the 119th time

Interpol approves Palestinian membership despite Israeli opposition

UN sends warning letters to firms that trade in occupied Palestinian territories

Palestinian government meets in Gaza for first time in three years

Rival Palestinian factions take closer steps toward reconciliation

Palestine 2015 attacks triggered new path of resistance

Another climate change concern: Forced migration

Mainstreaming migration for poverty reduction –in diverse country contexts

Michigan Recognizes Artsakh Independence

Asians Urged to Demand Reparations for Colonial Crimes

Balochistan: five members of a family killed by Pakistani forces in Dera Bugti

Balochistan: 20 people killed during shrine attack in Jhal Magsi

Germany: Free Balochistan Movement protest against China-Pakistan nexus in Baloch genocide

Western Sahara: Moroccan forces suppress peaceful demonstration in occupied El-Aaiun

Sahrawi President “it is time to expedite MINURSO mission to organize a Saharawi people self-determination referendum“

Jagmeet Singh and the rise of a new brand of Sikh politics

Three years after Umbrella Movement, Hong Kongers back on the streets

Tens of thousands march to defend Hong Kong’s rule of law against China

Amazigh Morocco: Imprisoned singer released

Nation.Cymru launches politics and identity survey

Independent Wales would be amongst wealthiest nations

Welsh-language theatremakers ‘underserved by the country’s theatres’

A couple created the ‘world’s first Welsh singing toy’ and it sold out almost immediately

Welsh government agrees £200k grant to fund hyperlocal news start-ups over two years

GUAM: Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova celebrate 20th anniversary of cooperation

Hague Court sends registrar to Tbilisi as part of Russia-Georgia war investigation

Open Society Georgia report: Five years from torture videos, progress and challenges

Back-to-Back Hurricanes Take Heavy Roll on the Caribbean

Caribbean hurricane zone-bound U.N. chief: Scientists say extreme storms to be ‘new normal’

On the ground in the devastated island of Barbuda

Barbuda could be climate resiliency leader

Māori businesswoman bringing culture to boardrooms

New Zealand coalition efforts intensify after final results give no clear winner

Labour’s clean sweep of Māori seats sealed Māori Party’s fate – what went wrong and will it return?

The story of the kūmara – a superfood shaped by Māori

Māori girls’ college celebrates 150 years

Niue reserves 40% of its ocean as a marine park

U.K. asks Nigeria to clarify status of ‘missing’ Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu

TIME magazine mentions Biafra supporters among world separatist movements

Biafra is a spirit that can’t be killed with guns, other weapons – Pastor Chris Okafor

Samoa takes important steps to becoming e-commerce ready

Samoa’s national bird under serious threat

Alternative business tax on the way in American Samoa

Marshall Islands President appeals to Pacific governments to grow their economies by empowering women

Faroe Islands creates its version of Google Translate after tech giant snub

New book dedicated to proponent of Saint Lucian culture Patrick Anthony

National security and equity continuously backsliding in St Lucia

Cooks to be first Pacific country with ‘developed’ status

Women forced to remove the veil on day one of Austrian burqa ban

Legal writs fly as Austria’s Facebook scandal deepens

Nauru economy heading into recession as income from running Australia’s asylum seeker detention centre falls

Safety of journalists in Lesotho ‘under threat’

Lesotho votes in third election in five years

Swaziland Still a Secretive State

Solomon Islanders face rising sea levels

Corruption in Solomon Islands ‘a huge problem’

Solomon Islands Joins Interpol

What Are the Limits to Belarus’s Sovereignty?

Moscow denies Ukraine’s accusation that it left troops in Belarus

Guyana trains first female ship captains in inaugural Marine Cadet programme

Tajikistan Authorities Invite Ridicule with Demand Wikipedia Correct ‘Spelling Mistakes’

Central African Republic: Sexual Violence as Weapon of War

Central African Republic Seeks More United Nations Aid As Violence Grows

64,000 flee new fighting in Central African Republic

United Arab Emirates to establish human spaceflight program

Puerto Rico hurricane dispatch: anger growing among America’s ‘second class citizens’

Puerto Rico’s nightmare recovery

Seven graphics that sum up Puerto Rico disaster

While Outrage Mounts Over Puerto Rico, Slums In Other US-Tied Domains Remain Forgotten

Lebanon’s biospheres of sorrow

Syria’s destruction revives a dream of rebuilding Lebanon’s railway

After Anti-China Campaign Rhetoric, Mongolia’s President Congratulates China on National Day

Mongolia has a macho new prime minister who’s apparently an admirer of Putin

‘We Don’t Exist’: Life Inside Mongolia’s Swelling Slums

Is Mauritius big enough for China and India?

China’s Djibouti military base: ‘logistics facility’, or platform for geopolitical ambitions overseas?

Djibouti ‘first of many China military bases’

China’s gigantic strides, ahead of Gambia

A woman’s burden in war-torn South Sudan

The price of water: South Sudan’s capital goes thirsty as costs soar

To intervene or not? China’s foreign policy experiment in South Sudan raises questions

Radioactive wild boar spark concerns in Sweden 31 years after Chernobyl

Burundi’s newest, biggest rebel group

In Historic First, Benin Photographs Return Home

How Benin’s morgues are causing a public health crisis

Equatorial Guinea banned from 2019 Women’s World Cup

Cartoonist detained in Equatorial Guinea for weeks without charge

Malta’s Government Is Putting Academic Certificates on a Blockchain

The people of Togo are fighting back against despotism

The same family has ruled Togo for 50 years. Will widespread protests change that?

Namibia: Gender-Based Violence Crisis in the Black Community

Ahead of a ban, China’s illegal ivory market has moved to Laos

Laos and Cambodia: the China dance

Laos merely a bystander as China pushes Belt and Road ambitions

In Comoros, Africa’s island nations talk disaster preparedness

Eritrea suffers new U.S. sanctions over human trafficking

Ethiopia Frees Eritrean Journalists After Nearly 11 Years

Has tourism eclipsed human rights in the Maldives?

EU calls for travel bans for Maldives’ leaders to ‘wake up’ the nation

Bolivia’s army in dispute with government over Che Guevara homage

Liberia has a big election next week — and a true test of democracy in Africa’s oldest republic

Serbia and Croatia in another strongly-worded row

Babies behind bars: the Honduran prison where children live with their mothers – in pictures

After 78 Killings, a Honduran Drug Lord Partners With the U.S.

‘Just talk’: Belgium offers Spain relationship advice

Somaliland and the Death of Cash

Somaliland and Somalia to establish a joint technical committee on airspace control

Somaliland Cyber Defence Network launched

Nicaragua: U.S. House Passes Bill To Make Loans Dependent On Democratic Elections

Storm Nate: At least 22 dead in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras

Cyprus Says It Agrees With Spain to Postpone Southern EU Summit

Rwanda charges critic of president with inciting insurrection

Prosecutors call parents to school because of the Tatar language

U.S. urges EU hopeful Albania to get tough with ‘big fish’ of crime

Public-private deals? Handle with care, IMF tells Albania

‘Mr Isle of Man’ unveiled at annual Manx LitFest

The tale the Isle of Man wants to shake

What it looks like when a Category 5 hurricane flattens your island overnight

Dominica in tatters weeks after Maria: ‘We saw everything totally destroyed’

Seychelles transforms island prison for drug traffickers into military training camp

First World Bank ‘Blue Bond’ Approved for Seychelles

Tourists Trickle Back to Tunisia After 2015 Militant Attacks

Attacks on Tunisia’s transitional justice process threaten women’s advancement

NFL stars stand up for sex trafficking survivors in the Dominican Republic

Nepotism, Bureaucracy Keep Dominican Republic’s Cultural Scene in Crisis

El Salvador Violence Rising Despite ‘Extraordinary’ Anti-Gang Measures

U.N. ending 13-year peacekeeping mission in Haiti

A year after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti’s children still incredibly vulnerable to disasters – UNICEF

Retired US Army Official Indicted in Haiti Bribery Probe

US expels Cuban diplomats following Havana attacks

Costa Rica Aims to Eradicate Harmful Flies with the Help of Wasps and Nuclear Technology

Macedonia: Mayor beaten as violence mars poll campaigning

Activists Urge Macedonia to Scrap Abortion Curbs

Victory for Gender Identity in Botswana: High Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Man

East Timor president swears in first minority government

Scientists mapping Greenland have produced some surprising – and worrying – results

Predicting the next big flood in Greenland

Greenland: constitution is only one step along the way to more self-determination and independence

Dagestan government is dismissed

Mauritania: The last bastion of institutional slavery

Mauritania: Prolonged Detention of Opposition Leader

Mauritania opposition decries crackdown on ex-senators

Turkey has opened a military base in Somalia as it steps up its Africa engagement

Uruguay Bans Online Gambling, Approves ISP Blocking

Kuwait to have its first electronic passenger information service

Five policemen injured after an explosion in Bahrain’s capital

EU executive steps up action against Hungary over NGO law

Hungary prosecutors probe accounts of opposition Jobbik party

Hungarian villagers in backlash against holiday for migrants

Rosatom’s Paks Nuclear Project in Hungary De

Serbia accuses world of double standards over Catalonia and Kosovo

Balkan Leaders Back Serbia’s Bid to Join EU

Gabon president wins libel case against French author

Clashes as ‘rebels’ storm Indian base in Kashmir

Kashmir ‘mass rape’ survivors fight for justice

EU orders Amazon to repay $295 million in Luxembourg back taxes

Luxembourg Legalizes Space Mining — Here’s What That Means for You

Suffering, thy name is Adivasi

This Dinosaur Really Wants To Save Adivasi Languages

Did This Adivasi Leader Get Arrested For Filing An FIR Against Durga Puja Celebrations?

Telangana: Tribals march to save culture

How the tribal affairs ministry allowed tiger reserves to get away with displacing Adivasis

Kyrgyzstan in talks on hosting second Russian military base

Kyrgyzstan vote to test stability of region’s political oddball

Your gilded chariot awaits: Brunei sultan celebrates 50 years in power

Papua New Guinea Government puts new gun licences on hold amid spate of violence

Papua New Guinea: Health workers train to treat survivors of sexual violence

Jamaica to host High Level Caribbean Forum

Scotland’s Kurdish community gripped by independence referendum

Event in Dundee to celebrate idea of Scottish independence

Scottish Resistance ‘occupy’ Spanish consulate over Catalonia

Latvia’s cellphones stopped working. Russia’s war games may be to blame.

Nunavut premier condemns Russian rocket launch, demands it be halted

Stalin’s Great Terror: Sakha’s Mountain Of Tin And Bones

Does Finland need its swastikas?